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December 3, 2011

I try to use my natural dye pots until there is little or no colour left

sometimes I’m exhausted before they are!

woven shibori, cotton and linen. dyed with indigo, lac and lac topped dyed with indigo.

this linen napkin dyed very unevenly, possibly a long history of stains and washing powders

I over-dyed half of it in indigo

the Japanese silk scarf got the shibori treatment


the shibori on a rope had one last corner dyed, in all it was dyed 12 times.

no more dyeing until after Christmas.


6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 5, 2011 2:15 am

    lovely results!i can relate to your dye process 😉


  2. December 4, 2011 11:20 am

    good to see such good use of the dyepots! excellent results. woven shibori…some day!


  3. December 3, 2011 5:31 pm

    i love vicariously dyeing through you, though i am sad i’ll have to wait until after the holiday! lovely and soothing to see all this after a long day of work.


    • December 3, 2011 6:17 pm

      my dyeing processes aren’t always soothing. I’m messy and just keep over-dyeing until I get something interesting. If you ever make it to the NW come and dye with me.


  4. December 3, 2011 4:45 pm

    Good used of the dye pot. All lovely! I wasted my too much sometimes. I still have my indigo vat so must do some more dyeing with it – Hugs Nat


  5. Ruth Griffiths permalink
    December 3, 2011 4:16 pm

    This is a beautiful dye job on the rope-shibori dyed scarf!


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